PACIS 2019 Proceedings


Given emergence of advanced computer-mediated technologies and changed manners of teamwork, collaborative learning becomes a popular distributed teamwork mode. Many management control methods, such as information quality control, are utilized to enhance the levels of team collaborative learning, however, the consequences do not always meet managers’ expectation, and that is seemingly difficult to be explained by traditional theoretical perspectives. We filled the gap by explaining the mechanism that information quality control can affect levels of collaborative learning via caring ethical climate based on Ethical Climate Theory. By conducting an experiment of collaborative learning lasting 8 weeks, we collected 154 valid samples to analyze. The results verified the complete mediating effect of caring ethical climate. Implications for theory and practice, and limitations are also given.